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    Good practices in drylands management

    Dryland Program, World Bank, 1999
    The objectives of this study are to analyze and synthesize the experience of the World Bank and other agencies in dryland management, with special emphasis on Africa.Recommendations are provided on "good policies and practices" in drylands management, which can support actions to fulfil obligations arising from the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (CCD) for member countries a
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    Special report on emissions scenarios

    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2001
    In 1992 the IPCC released emission scenarios to be used for driving global circulation models to develop climate change scenarios. The so-called IS92 scenarios were pathbreaking. They were the first global scenarios to provide estimates for the full suite of greenhouse gases. Much has changed since then in our understanding of possible future greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.
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    Aviation and global atmosphere

    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2001
    This Special Report was prepared following a request from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
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    IPCC WGI third assessment report: summary for policymakers

    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2001
    The Third Assessment Report of Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) builds upon past assessments and incorporates new results from the past five years of research on climate change.
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    Property rights, collective action and technologies for natural resource management: a conceptual framework

    CGIAR System-wide Program on Property Rights and Collective Action, 1998
    Explores how the institutions of property rights and collective action play a particularly important role in the application of technologies for agricultural and natural resource management.Technologies with long time frames tend to require tenure security to provide sufficient incentives for adoption, while those that operate on a large spatial scale will require collective action to coordinat
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    Labour standards and social codes of conduct: what do they mean for the forestry industry?

    Natural Resources Institute, UK, 2000
    In recent years labour standards have risen up the policy agenda. Conventions agreed at the International Labour Organisation, some decades ago, have acquired an increased resonance. This paper discusses core labour standards and the statutory and voluntary mechanisms by which they are being implemented.
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    Forest cleansing: racial oppression in scientific nature conservation

    The Corner House, UK, 1999
    Article looks at a specific case of racial oppression manifesting itself within development programs. At a more general level, the article looks at how ecological project can become politicised.An example of this is South-East Asia, where valley-based states have regularly attempted to sedentarize or repress hill-dwelling ethnic minorities.
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    Plant variety protection to feed Africa?: Rhetoric versus reality

    GRAIN, 1999
    The Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) claim the introduction of plant variety protection (a form of patent law) will contribute to food security, sustainable agriculture, and the protection of the environment and of biodiversity.
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    Sui generis rights: from opposing to complementary approaches

    Biotechnology and Development Monitor, 1998
    This article provides an integrated analysis of the different concerning the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
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    Intellectual property protection: who needs it?

    Genetic Engineering & Intellectual Property Rights Resource Center, 2001
    Addresses some of the arguments against IPR and indicates how strengthening intellectual property rights will enable farmers throughout the world to receive the latest developments in crop production.Conclusions:enforceable and strong IPRs are essential to encourage the transfer of the latest technologies to developing countries, and for stimulating research in these same new tec

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